#1
I am one of those people who are trying to be "self-taught" guitarists or in other words trying to learn guitar without the help of regular classes with a guitar teacher. But lately i have been realizing that after a year of playing i dont know the name of ANY chords, scales, or things of that sort. [Pitiful i know, not even ONE].

So i was wondering how would i go about learning the names of chords, scales, etc. by myself without the aid of a guitar teacher? I have heard about the guitar poster with all the chords diagrammed which i am very interested in getting. So that might help with my chord-name learning. but what about learning the names of scales and stuff?

Any reccomended websites and lessons on UG i could look at would be greatly appreciated.

Plz help UG. I am tryin to stay true to my "self-taught" roots here.

thnx alot for the help.
Call me Trey.
#3
^maybe not on page two, just happened to be what i was on at the time a while back, but the whole thing has a bunch of stuff on it
Guitar:
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Jackson DK2-L w/ Dimarzio X2N
Takamine acoustic

Bass:
Fender Precision Bass

Amp:
Marshall AVTX150H
Behringer BG412F
Marshall MG15MSII
#5
http://ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/learning_music_theory_the_beginning.html
Go through this lesson very slowly, being sure that you get everything.

http://ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/chords/what_chords_are_in_what_key_and_why.html
What chords are in what key and why

http://ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/chords/guide_to_chord_formation.html
Guide to chord formation

http://ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/chords/basic_chord_theory.html
Basic Chord theory


When I say go through slowly (for the theory lesson) i mean it!! That is a great lesson with essential things if you wish to improve. I would seriously recommend a teacher though. There's no point in gloating because your "self taught for years" but the student for a few weeks has more knowledge than you...It also not that hard to find a teacher

And to Seventhskull...theres a reason the edit button is there
#6
for the link i sent you, just like, find the home page and then it shouldnt be too hard to find you're way from there... though i would suggest taking lessons, i did the same thing you are but at about 6 or 7 months i decided lessons werent a bad idea and i know more now than i ever did before... i havent even played for a year... also, maybe get some patient friends to show you chords, thats how it spreads so fast
Guitar:
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Jackson DK2-L w/ Dimarzio X2N
Takamine acoustic

Bass:
Fender Precision Bass

Amp:
Marshall AVTX150H
Behringer BG412F
Marshall MG15MSII
#7
Quote by .HUZZAH.
http://ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/learning_music_theory_the_beginning.html
Go through this lesson very slowly, being sure that you get everything.

http://ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/chords/what_chords_are_in_what_key_and_why.html
What chords are in what key and why

http://ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/chords/guide_to_chord_formation.html
Guide to chord formation

http://ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/chords/basic_chord_theory.html
Basic Chord theory


When I say go through slowly (for the theory lesson) i mean it!! That is a great lesson with essential things if you wish to improve. I would seriously recommend a teacher though. There's no point in gloating because your "self taught for years" but the student for a few weeks has more knowledge than you...It also not that hard to find a teacher

And to Seventhskull...theres a reason the edit button is there



thnx alot man.
Call me Trey.
#8
And to Seventhskull...theres a reason the edit button is there

i know, but i just figured it easier to type it out... i also didnt look for the edit button though
Guitar:
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Jackson DK2-L w/ Dimarzio X2N
Takamine acoustic

Bass:
Fender Precision Bass

Amp:
Marshall AVTX150H
Behringer BG412F
Marshall MG15MSII